Authentic Korean Restaurants in Makati and Taguig (마카티, 따귁 - 레스토랑/음식) Part 1

It's pretty sure that you've tried some of the Korean Samgyupsal houses and popular Korean food in the metro but have you distinguished which ones are authentic or not? Here's the list of Korean restaurants in Makati and Taguig and these are owned and operated by Koreans. This might be the first time that you'll probably hear about their brands: 

1. The Cook by HongleePark

The cook by Hongleepark offers Korean Italian Fusion and is one of the high end fine dining restaurants that you can find in Forum, BGC. They also serve the popular Korean dessert Bingsu.

Address: Forum 7th Avenue cor, 25th St, Taguig
Contact Number: 2730520
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm

2. Yoree - 요리
Yoree is the traditional Korean fine dining restaurant also located at the Forum. They offer premium dishes including wagyu as well.

Address: 1-5 Forum 7th Avenue cor, 25th St, Taguig
Contact number: 4611968
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm

3. Kaya Korean Restaurant - 가야
Kaya is an affordable Korean fine dining restaurant located in different busy areas of metro manila. They have expanded their business throughout the years to serve Korean food on to Filipinos' tables.

Address: 62 Jupiter Street Bel-Air , Makati
Contact Number: 899 0640
Opening Hours: 5:30–9:30pm

Address: 2f Ayala Ave, Makati, Metro Manila
Contact Number: 0921 663 6693
Opening Hours: 10am–10pm

Address: 31st Street, corner 2nd Avenue, BGC Stopover Pavilion, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Contact Number: 718 5332

Address: Rockwell Drive Corner Estrella Street Rockwell Center, Makati
Contact Number: 898 0934

4. Gangnam Style - 강남 스타일

Rooting from the popular Gangnam Style from famous Psy's song, this restaurant serves authentic Korean food and is open 24 hours for all their guests. They have premium Korean bbq for those who extremely love meat!

Address: B1, Won Rest, 5739 P Burgos Street Corner San Lucas Street, Makati
Contact Number: 897-2262
Opening Hours: Open 24 hours

5. Top Dish Korean restaurant - 그때그집 치키하우스

It may look like a typical residential turned restaurant house but this feel good restaurant gives you plenty of Korean food choices from the regular popular ones like Kimbap, Tteokbokki and Gyeran but they have special dishes like Galji Jjiggae and Ojingoe Chomuchim.

Address: 4890 Pan-Philippine Highway, Makati City
Contact Number: 758 1122
Opening Hours: 4PM - 4AM

6. Kkachi Korean Restaurant - 까치분식

Located in Little Korea around Makati, this small 'canteen' like restaurant allows you to try some of Korean's favorite easy to go meals!

Address: Gen. Luna cor. Doña Carmen, Brgy. Poblacion 1214
Contact Number: 897 7274
Opening Hours8:30am–2am

7. Non Du Rong - 논두렁

This Korean Restaurant is located in one of the residential areas in Makati that has plenty of Korean residents. Also, they offer home style cooked dishes that you typically find in a Korean restaurant in Korea.

Address: Don Pedro St Cor Gen Luna, Makati
Contact Number: 870-9488

8. Danji Korean Restaurant - 단지 레스토랑

Another authentic Samgyupsal house located in Jupiter is this restaurant that caters not just traditional Korean food but also premium meats imported from Korea and they are served with special side dishes like mushrooms for a better grilling experience.

Address: 114 A Jupiter, Bel-air, Makati
Contact Number:  893 2759
Opening Hours: 24 hours

9. Dona Dona Korean BBQ Restaurant - 돈아돈아

This restaurant serves premium Korean meat cuts for a casual dining experience. They also have traditional Korean dishes and unli-grill experience.

Address: G1, Millenium Plaza Hotel, Makati Ave, Poblacion, Makati
Contact Number: 896 3662
Opening Hours: 10AM - 2PM

10. Donu Pork & Beef Grill Korean Restaurant - 돈우

Another unlimited pork and buffet Korean restaurant is Donu in Bel-air, Makati. They have huge selection of vegetables, noodles and meat for you to enjoy Korean food at its finest.

Address: 78 Polaris Street, Bel-air, Makati
Contact Number: 897 6878
Opening HoursOpen 24 hours

I bet you haven't tried most of them! Another list will be out soon so watch out!